Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 114,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Hawaii HI Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Ball State University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
iFoster Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Care Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 193,628

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
5280 High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 536,335

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13110 records found.